Week 12 Golden Age

Week 12 Golden Age - Michael Speransky In 1809 drew up a...

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The Beginning of the Golden Age Plays, Poetry and Portraiture Under Catherine the Great
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Plays Denis Fonvizin: Writer of satirical plays about Russian noble life Gavriil Derzhavin: Paved the way for the Romantic Age of the early 19 th century
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Portrait Painting
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Fyodor Rokotov
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Dmitrii Levitskii
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Vladimir Borovikovskii
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Paul I Tyrannical, reactionary, irrational Attempted to regulate and limit obligations of serfs Established a law of succession Murdered in a palace coup
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Alexander I (1801-1825)
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Alexander I Education overseen by Catherine II Intimate or Unofficial Committee: 1801- 1805 Initial intention to abolish autocracy and serfdom Heavily funded education
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On Serfdom and the Autocracy Failed to implement wide reform Made rules and provisions for individual landowners who wanted to free their serfs: “free agriculturalists” (1803) Freed serfs in Baltic areas, but without any land
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Unformatted text preview: Michael Speransky In 1809 drew up a proposal for a constitutional-type government Divided the population into 3 categories, and proposed 3 kinds of rights Alexander hesitant to accept diminution of his authority Foreign Affairs 1805: joined Third Coalition in war against Napoleon 1804-1812: Russo-Persian War over annexation of Georgia 1806-1812: Russo-Turkish War over annexation of Bessarabia 1808-1809: War with Sweden over possession of Finland 1812: Re-engagement with Napoleon Battle of Borodino, 1812 June: Napoleon invades Russia without warning, violating Tilsit Agreement September 7th: France and Russia meet at Borodino; final decisive battle of the war Victory for Russia, despite tremendous losses on both sides September 14th: Napoleon captures Moscow October 20th: Napoleon retreats...
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This note was uploaded on 02/23/2009 for the course RUSS 2211 taught by Professor Vicks,mega during the Fall '05 term at Colorado.

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Week 12 Golden Age - Michael Speransky In 1809 drew up a...

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